Melanie Falick is an independent writer, editor, and creative director—and a lifelong maker. She is the author, mostly recently, of Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live. She is also the creative director and editor of Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides. Melanie is the former publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Abrams, where she spearheaded books by many esteemed authors, including Kaffe Fassett, Clara Parkes, Norah Gaughan, Kristine Vejar, and Natalie Chanin. She is also the author of Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, Weekend Knitting, and Handknit Holidays, and the co-author of Knitting for Baby, with over 500,000 books in print.